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Sensify Security Joins OpenFog Consortium

By Ken Briodagh April 19, 2017

According to a recent announcement, Sensify Security, a company that delivers intelligent IoT security services at the edge to help customers find visibility, control and automation capabilities in industrial cybersecurity operations, has joined the OpenFog Consortium with the goal of helping to establish global security and privacy requirements for Fog Computing. Fog computing is a family of IoT solutions and edge-of-the-network architectures designed to run data-dense, mission critical IoT and 5G applications.

“From autonomous cars to drones to smart factories, the rapid transfer of information is driving critical operational decisions. Systems aren't slowing down for security checks. Identifying, authenticating and authorizing devices and the data they generate from the edge to the cloud and back, needs to happen with sub-millisecond accuracy. Sensify's approach is a strong example of what we're driving with the OpenFog Reference Architecture,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman, OpenFog Consortium and senior director, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco. “We're looking forward to Sensify's contributions as we define the necessary access control, policy management and distribution approach to open, interoperable fog environments.”

Industrial IoT (IIoT) environments present a variety of challenges to IoT computing, especially in the realm of security in a connected infrastructure. Sensify has designed its products to take a localized approach to security in order to stop breaches at the edge of the network, before a cyber attack can get through to the core. It uses a blockchain-based consensus protocol for tamper-resistant, secure propagation of security services from the enterprise to IoT devices spanning users, applications and control systems.

“With our focus on industrial and commercial operations, Sensify ensures security and business continuity over large territories undeterred by intermittent network connectivity and cybersecurity attacks. Sensify's integration with multiple industrial networking standards provides granular provisioning of identity and role-based access control policies with enforcement and audit trails to enable our customers to meet compliance requirements,” said Susanto Irwan, co-founder, Sensify. “Sensify is committed to contributing and collaborating with OpenFog members to establish security reference architectures that address IoT security challenges and serve as a foundational block for fog computing.”




Edited by Alicia Young

Editorial Director

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